White Cheddar Shells and Cheese Recipe

These White Cheddar Shells and Cheese are a game changer when it comes to homemade macaroni and cheese! You'll be the star of the show if you bring these to a get together, or put them on your table for dinner. Use your favorite noodles and our homemade creamy cheese sauce for the perfect dish.

If you’re looking for a kid approved dish that the whole family will love, these white shells and cheese were made just for you! Making a homemade cheese sauce doesn’t have to be complicated, and we’ll show you just how easy it can be in this recipe!

How to make white cheddar shells and cheese

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter until melted.

Slowly whisk in flour until blended, and then slowly add in the milk. Bring mixture to a boil and continue stirring until it starts to thicken. Add in cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Using the right cheese in this recipe can make or break your sauce. We love using Truly Grass Fed Sharp Cheddar Cheese. You can buy it on Amazon Fresh!

Add macaroni to the sauce and stir until completely combined.

Serve topped with extra Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of pepper.

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What to serve with White Cheddar Shells and cheese

Serves: 6-8

White Cheddar Shells and Cheese Recipe

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound small shell pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter (divided)
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter until melted.
  3. Slowly whisk in flour until blended, and then slowly add in the milk. Bring mixture to a boil and continue stirring until it starts to thicken. Add in cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  4. Add macaroni to the sauce and stir until completely combined.
  5. Serve topped with extra parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of pepper.

Nutrition

Calories

1506 cal

Fat

92 g

Carbs

69 g

Protein

102 g
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